Posted by: wrha | July 27, 2014

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of July

A busy couple of days at Whitrope with a number of jobs undertaken. Unfortunately we were not able to get hold of the planned plant for the week due to lack of availability, but there are always plenty of jobs to undertake. The weather over the two days was very hot, so the chance was taken to get top coat paint applied to the Fowler.

The biggest task of the weekend was to get the newly delivered base plate for the signal which is to be located at the end of the platform in position. This was done on the Saturday and fitted perfectly, Jim’s template obviously being spot on. The base now awaits the signal which should hopefully be fitted later this year.

Work progressed on the Fowler over both days with various areas of the locomotive receiving its new livery of Oxford Blue and she is starting to look very smart. Work continue on the engine which is slowly coming back together.

A number of small pw jobs were undertaken and some site maintenance saw some of the fencing taken down to allow access for the bay platform works re-instated. Joe undertook a number of landscaping jobs with the flower beds on the platform looking very nice at the moment.

Ian continued to progress the work in the Mk1 buffet and the new kitchen is starting to come together well.

If the good weather is encouraging you to get out and about why not come up to Whitrope either for a visit to see progress for yourself or even better come along to lend a hand. There are always things to do and you will be made most welcome.

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